Whisky Magazine Issue 37
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Icons of whisky is the new name for our annual awards. And this year we're introducing the radical step of letting you do the voting 2004
It's make your mind up time – and we're calling on Whisky Magazine readers to cast their votes in our first fully inclusive awards event.
Our editorial panel has drawn up shortlists for each category. In each case we have tried to pick the people or places that have played a major role in the past year. But if you strongly believe that someone else should be included, then you have the right to suggest and vote for them.
The results will be first announced at a spectacular dinner at The Churchill Intercontinental the night before Whisky Live London in March.
Go to www.whiskymag.com and get voting. The closing date is 9th February 2004 and the results in full will be published in Issue 38.
Distiller of the year
Sponsored By Andrews Parke
This award is for the whisky distilling company that has made the most significant impact in 2003.
Buffalo Trace: Raising the stakes in consistently producing world class bourbon.
Glenmorangie: Introducing greater focus, better finishes and a new Ardbeg.
Morrison Bowmore: Balancing ancient, limited releases with a commercial range.
Springbank: Maintaining its unique, iconoclastic position and opening a new distillery while celebrating its 175th anniversary.
Suntory: Allowing those of us outside Japan to enjoy its brilliant whiskies: introducing new expressions and celebrating its 80th anniversary.
Personality of the year
This award is for any individual who has raised the profile of whisky.
Iain Banks: Raw Spirit – in search ...